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Learn How To Read Capacitors

Learn How To Read Capacitors

Engineering.com recently released a great guide for reading markings on capacitors. Check it out if you haven’t seen it already!

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How To: Reclaim Old Ring Binders to Corral Crazy Cables

How To: Reclaim Old Ring Binders to Corral Crazy Cables

Tame that spaghetti while saving landfill space with this quick cable management hack! You just need a drill, some screws, and an hour’s time.

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How to Organize and Plan for a Group Project

How to Organize and Plan for a Group Project

Building with others lets you do great things. But first, break the project doing into attainable tasks and make a plan.

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Meet Primitive Pete, or How Not to Use Your Tools

Meet Primitive Pete, or How Not to Use Your Tools

[youtube:http://youtu.be/sd2PNHysj7A] Do you know how a hammer works? Yes, probably, you do — it hasn’t changed much in millennia, and even less in the last 70 years. So this video, a promotional effort by Disney and General Motors from 1945, feels at first like an occasionally delightful, occasionally cringe-worthy (the only character is “Primitive Pete”) […]

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Projects with Ryan Slaugh: Active Filters & Tool Suggestions

Projects with Ryan Slaugh: Active Filters & Tool Suggestions

Over the last few videos I have highlighted helpful circuits. In this video, I highlight an active filter setup utilizing an operational amplifier. Filters are very helpful when working with analog signals.  Often the range of frequencies needed are not across the entire band, therefore you need to filter out those that inhibit a clean […]

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School Us: We Want Your Tutorials

School Us: We Want Your Tutorials

Projects and how-to’s are the core of what we do at MAKE. Equally important are tutorials. Tutorials are a subset of projects. They are the skills, techniques, and know-how needed to complete a project. If you’ve got expertise on a subject and are willing to share a tutorial with MAKE readers, we want to hear from you.

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